To my dearest little loves,
Tomorrow we will welcome a new little brother into our family. Life will change, of that I am sure. And while there will be so much joy and excitement and love to share, it won’t always be easy. I may not have as much time or energy to do the things we do now. I may cry more and sleep more, and you may see more of daddy than me. I may hold you less or tell you to wait more, and you may feel hurt or think that’s unfair. But despite those changes, one thing that I want you to hold onto is that, no matter how deeply I have wanted this baby, it was all because of you.
You made me see that the more babies I have, the more my heart can grow. You gave me the confidence to take on the challenges that having a new baby can bring. You made loving YOU so easy for me, that I wanted to create more to give my love to. You gave me a purpose and a fulfillment that I didn’t know could exist in my life. You have made every challenge an adventure and an opportunity for me to stretch and grow not only as a mother, but as a human being. You’ve given me more patience and compassion, and you’ve caused me to see that life doesn’t have to be taken so seriously. You’ve made me smile more, laugh harder, and weep tears of pure joy and thankfulness for how good I have it with you as my kids.
So I want to say thank you.
I know I’ve screwed up at times and will continue to for many years to come, but thank you for loving me anyway. For seeing the best in me, and giving me endless hugs and kisses when I needed them. For teaching me things about myself I could’ve never known without you, and for allowing me to fail and win at life, and cheering me along the way. You’ve made this journey of motherhood, one of the greatest joys, and I can’t wait to continue watching you grow and loving you harder as you become a big sister and brother.